Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Huffington Post reports that Apple is introducing a new application to read textbooks. Significantly, this appears to apply to all textbooks-not just college and graduate school. As the article states:
With that, Schiller introduced iBooks 2 and all of its new enhancements for studying. The free application comes with the ability to highlight important passages, view 3D models, videos and images, make flashcards, look up words in the dictionary within the application, search through the book and more. The application is free to download in the iTunes store
With iBooks 2, Apple announced that its first textbooks would be available immediately for $15. The high school texts will initially come from publishing partners Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin, representatives of which were all in attendance at the event.
Maybe my age is showing, but I just can't seem to concentrate as well when I read a long text on my computer even where I can highlight it. However, although I am not an Apple fan, one cannot discount anything that they do.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein